Introductory course: Rheingau, Germany

25 - 28 April 2019 , 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM  | Germany

As part of its annual calendar of outreach events, the Institute organises a variety of workshops and introductory classes to interested participants. The focus at these events is to introduce both its study programme and its examination by showcasing the MW approach to wine tasting and theory topics in a practical and relevant way. 

A number of MWs will be leading the programme. They will explain the MW approach to the examination syllabus with a special focus on the writing and tasting skills required to become a Master of Wine. The class will include several tastings of different wines from different regions of the world. Evening dinners and additional tastings offered by the VDP.Die Prädikatsweingüter will take place throughout the programme and and attendees will have the chance to extend their stay to attend the VDP.Weinbörse which takes place in Mainz. It is the largest international fair for fine German wines. Participants of the introductory course are very welcome to stay one night (28 April) longer by invitation of the VDP.Prädikatsweingüter. There are no prerequisites for participants to register for this course, although wine industry professionals with high level wine qualifications are encouraged.

Attendees who are eligible to join the MW Study Programme will be given the chance to apply online in June 2019, at a discounted rate from the normal application fee. 

Venue: Rheingau region  & Mainz, Germany

Date: 25 - 28 April 2019

Fees: €690 – including three nights’ accommodation (on 25/26/27 April) in Oestrich-Winkel/Rheingau and Mainz/Rheinhessen and shuttle from and to Frankfurt airport (arrival: afternoon of 25 April and departure: late afternoon on 28 April or early morning 29 April)

This course is now at full capacity. To be added to the waiting list, and for any queries, please contact Olivier Chapman, Head of Study Programme and Development.

For an overview of past outreach and recruitment activities, see:

Annual Review 2017-2018 (8MB)


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